Coffs Harbour Regional Hospital to be a leader in delivering Covid vaccine

Some of the largest hospitals in NSW, including Coffs Harbour, will be used for the state’s first 11 COVID-19 vaccination sites, which will administer Phase 1a of the Pfizer vaccine.

NSW Health says priority will be given to frontline staff in the Federal Government’s rollout of the program from late next month.

Vaccination hubs are set to be located at Royal Prince Alfred, Westmead and Liverpool hospitals, followed by Hornsby, St George, Nepean, Newcastle, Wollongong, Coffs Harbour, Dubbo and Wagga Wagga hospitals.

Among the groups first in line for the jab will be ambulance and patient transport staff, emergency department workers and those in critical care wards.NSW Health said there would be limited doses available in Australia in the first few months, but the vaccination is expected to be more generally available from mid-year.

A nurse in a mask treating a patient.
NSW Health says vaccine priority will be given to frontline staff in the Federal Government’s rollout of the program from late next month.(AAP: David Mariuz)

For more in-depth information please see this full ABC report; https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-01-29/sydney-news-nsw-health-reveals-vaccination-hubs/13099320

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